Biden Administration Mandates PLAs on Certain Federal Construction Projects

On Feb. 4, President Biden issued Executive Order 14063 mandating the use of Project Labor Agreements (or PLAs) for certain federal construction projects in excess

2022-02-21T16:08:20-06:00February 10th, 2022|Legal|

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – Where Are They Now?

In 2021, President Biden announced three vaccine mandates for private-sector workers: (1) OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard relating to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, 86 Fed. Reg.

2022-02-16T17:20:28-06:00January 26th, 2022|COVID-19, Legal|

Union Payroll 101: Taxes and Fringes, Union Dues & Vacation Fund

As we turn the calendar to 2022, now is a good time for contractors to review their payroll procedures and ensure that they are properly

2022-01-25T12:32:38-06:00January 20th, 2022|Legal|

A Signatory Contractor’s Year-End Checklist

As 2021 draws to a close, FCA Legal Counsel prepared a checklist to remind signatory contractors of the many recommended administrative tasks needed to close

2022-01-05T16:34:33-06:00December 14th, 2021|Legal|

A Checklist for Signatory Contractors’ Bargaining Efforts

FCA Legal counsel developed a CBA negotiation checklist for signatory contractors with suggested steps that help lead to a successful negotiation. Click here to download

2021-12-15T14:36:01-06:00December 13th, 2021|Legal|

Controlling Costs Under Existing Construction Contracts

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for construction contractors. Contractors who bid for work in 2019 and 2020 may still be performing work under

2021-12-09T11:59:14-06:00December 9th, 2021|COVID-19, Legal|

Employer-Employee Communication Rights

Employers Have a Protected Right to Share Their Views and Opinions (Absent Promises or Threats) When it comes to communicating with employees, employers sometimes have

2021-12-17T10:32:35-06:00November 23rd, 2021|Legal|

A Signatory Contractor’s Guide to Employee Handbooks

Employee handbooks are not always at the front of a contractor’s mind. Either the company doesn’t have one, or it’s so old (and out of

2021-10-20T10:20:04-05:00October 20th, 2021|Legal|

RECAP: Contract Horror Stories

FCA International and attorney/best-selling author Karalynn Cromeens hosted an educational series event on Sept. 16 to help teach contractors everything they need to look for

2021-09-30T15:26:11-05:00September 29th, 2021|Legal|

Federal Contractors (& Subcontractors) Must Vaccinate Workers by 12/8

On Friday, the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released new guidance for vaccinating federal contractors and subcontractors.  Per the guidelines, employees of federal contractors

2021-09-30T11:48:54-05:00September 28th, 2021|COVID-19, Legal|
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